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Mrs. Parlin from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Christmas Cheer

Help me give my students paint, glitter, wrapping paper, and other materials for a holiday party. A time to celebrate the end of a semester of hard work. We will make homemade Christmas ornaments for them to gift.

  • $300 goal

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My Students

My students are eager to learn, to be good students and to make their families proud. Many of these kids are learning English as a second or even as a third language. Their families all work hard to provide for them, but many still struggle to cover basic needs such as housing, food and clothing. Students frequently come to school hungry and tired due to little resources in the home such as breakfast or a bed to sleep on. Many basic school supplies such as folders or gym shoes are not in the budget for our families.

Learning to read and write is challenging for many kids, but when English is new to you and resources are a struggle, it becomes even harder.

Please consider supporting these great kids reach their full potential.

My Project

Our students have been in school since the beginning of August. Our holiday break is not only a celebration of Christmas, but also the end of a semester. I'd love to celebrate on our last day by making gifts with the sets of clear ornaments, paint & glitter.

For many of my students, presents are not something that families can afford.

Teaching my students to gift others, but also giving them a small gift will bring much joy. We will use the wrapping paper to wrap their homemade ornaments. I will use the mini stockings, activity pads and erasers to make each student a small gift and include a personalized note to each student and a coupon for an in class reward such as an extra snack, a free homework pass, or an extra computer time pass.

Mrs. Parlin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creative Hobbies Clear Plastic Ornament Discs 80 mm (3.15-Inch) Diameter - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $21.95 5 $109.75
Ivenf 24 Pack 7" Twill Mini Christmas Stockings Gift Card Bags Holders, Bulk Personalized Holiday Treats for Neighbors Coworkers Kids Cats Dogs, Small Rustic Felt Red Xmas Tree Decorations Set • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Assorted Colors I • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Mini Activity Pad Assortment - 72 pieces • Amazon Business $15.27 1 $15.27
Image Arts Christmas Wrapping Paper Bundle with Cut Lines on Reverse, Santa (Pack of 4, 180 sq. ft. ttl.) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
OHill Pack of 80 Christmas Pencil Erasers Valued Pack Novelty Erasers for Party Favors School Classroom Prizes Rewards • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Slime Supplies Glitter Powder Sequins for Slime,Arts Crafts Extra Solvent Resistant Glitter Powder Shakers,Bulk Acrylic Polyester Craft Supplies Glitter Loose Eyeshadow,Assorted Colors,12 Pack Glitter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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